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Emma Gladstone

Dancer, Artistic Director


If education is about opening one's eyes to different worlds, and deepening our understanding of them, then Trinity Laban certainly did that for me. Without question it changed my life, through information, introductions and inspiration.

Emma Gladstone
Emma Gladstone


Emma Gladstone completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance in 1985 and was then awarded a scholarship to perform with Transitions Dance Company for a year. After graduating, she co-founded Adventures in Motion Pictures with Matthew Bourne and David Massingham. She performed for twenty years working with The Cholmondeleys and Arlene Phillips amongst others, before moving into producing. Emma has presented performances for many partners including the Southbank Centre, The Place, Latitude Festival, Tate Modern and the Young Vice. She was Associate Director at The Place Theatre and then Artistic Producer and Programmer at Sadler’s Wells for eight years. She is now Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella.

Photo credit: Foteini Christofilopoulou